CLASSIC HEAD HALF CENT (1809-1836)
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FACTS:
Half Cent coinage types where never popular, and where even given a non-affectionate nickname, "Half Sisters"; during this era that was a negative connation. The coins barely circulated, mintages where often interrupted by low demand and copper shortages, melted for their precious metal content and an often changes in the design to make them more appealing to the public. In part, these design changes resulted in a large number of die varieties and marriages.

However, this is an advantage for the modern day collector, because this created lower surviving specimen numbers, and a good number of valuable varieties. More on values, mintages and varieties...

SPECIFICATIONS:
Designer: John Reich

Diameter: 23.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 84 grains (5.45 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (all 1810 Half Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

1833 Classic Head Half Cent Proof Image
1836 Classic Head Half Cent Image
Proof
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